Apprenticeship Standards Propulsion Technician

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This apprenticeship is designed as a 42 month programme.

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Propulsion Technicians are responsible for the testing of existing and new propulsion technologies including internal combustion engines, hybrid and electric propulsion technology and advanced control systems.

Propulsion Technicians can be involved in the following roles:

  • Battery build and testing
  • Emissions testing and analysis
  • Engine testing
  • Powertrain testing
  • Product analysis and verification activities
  • Engine build and process activities

Activities can include the following:

  • Lead the preparation and installation activities for testing
  • Check and monitor the test to ensure that it is carried out under the specified conditions
  • Lead the diagnosis and analysis of any faults on units under test

Adhering to the quality criteria such as setting working clearances and torque clearances

Mandatory requirement

English & Maths

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


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